Matt James’ Favorite Shows of the Year

As promised, here is a list of my favorite live acts this year. For my list of my favorite albums of 2014, click here. As per usual, NYC has been a live music hotbed for extremely popular bands and the new, up-and-comers alike. I’ve had the privilege to catch 85 live acts over the past […]

Matt James’ Favorite Albums of 2014

Happy Holidays Neat Beeters! As the ‘Beet comes up on its first full year of existence and I celebrate my first several months as a contributor to the site, I’ve decided to share some of my reflections on the year that was in music. 2014 has given us a wealth of fantastic records to enjoy and […]

2014 Holiday Season Album Shopping Guide

Are you behind on Holiday shopping? Did you justifiably avoid the malls on “Black Friday” only to kick yourself later for not doing so? There are millions of others nationwide just like you – unsure of what gifts to get their loved ones. Luckily, there have been a lot of  excellent album releases this past […]

Sam Smith Album Release Show @ Apollo Theater, 6/17/14

On Tuesday, June 17th, about 1,500 people had the good fortune to help Sam Smith celebrate the release of his debut album In The Waiting Hour in the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, and the anticipation for the show was palpable. Before the doors even opened, the line of concert-goers stretched around the block […]

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